Plant of the Week – Chives

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Chives were a favorite culinary herb in China as long ago as 3,000 BC and are still a popular culinary herb all over the world. Chives are often used as companion plants for carrots, roses, grapes and tomatoes to deter pests. Chive flowers can be used to produce colorful and flavorful vinegar. Honey bees, bumble bees, and native pollinators also love chive flowers.

If you are thinking of growing your own culinary herbs Chives would be a good first choice. Easy to grow in a garden or a pot, easy to use and perennial.

 

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